Showing posts from January, 2016

Regulation Disiaster in the Making

The proposed regulations by the Communications Authority on regulating internet use seem like the quixotic ramblings of a meld between Orwellian 1984 and ludicrous technological folly. The CA should be the leading authority in such matters but this is a public display on the technical literacy of the authority and brings into question their capability in terms of knowledge,strategy and long-term planning.  This also brings to light the need for the youth in decision making.This is the problem with having 'Yes' people in an office. Not a single person called them out on the (endless) shortcomings and implications of the proposed law which is not only unimplementable but touches on the basic tenets of our rights to privacy,the constitution and other laws built on that basis.  Apart from the National Cyber Security Masterplan which gathers dust in a forlorn government office somwhere,there are many other practical ways that the government can boost the war against cyberc